I marked this as low quality. First, the Betteridge’s law of headlines applies because Microsoft has not officially commented on the issue.
Secondly, the entire article can be summed up in three lines:
SQL 2012 has been waiting 442 days for SP2
SQL 2008R2 has been waiting 545 days for SP3
SQL 2008 has been waiting 839 days for SP4
My take on this is that dev ops teams who wait for service packs should take notice that their release has slowed to a trickle. They should least consider looking to the cumulative updates to maintain and protect their SQL Server installations.
I didn’t find the headline or the source titillating enough to be considered linkbait.